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TheatreUNI to present 'Mother Courage and Her Daughters'

November 2, 2017
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Eric Lange, artistic director, Strayer-Wood Theatre, 319-273-6833, eric.lange@uni.edu

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-2761, lindsay.cunningham@uni.edu

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – TheatreUNI will present "Mother Courage and Her Daughters," an adaptation of "Mother Courage and Her Children" by Bertolt Brecht, at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 29through Dec. 1, and at 2 p.m., Dec. 2, in the Strayer-Wood Theatre on the University of Northern Iowa campus.

"Mother Courage" follows the armies of a never-ending war with her wagon of goods, convinced that she alone, of all people, can survive the conflict unharmed. With her three daughters in tow, she haggles, sells and cheats. As the course of the wars continue, she begins to learn the true price of battle and what it takes to endure. This production, adapted by assistant professor of performance Matthew Weedman, is a relevant, exciting take on one of the great classics of theatre.

"Mother Courage and Her Daughters" is the second offering of TheatreUNI’s 2017-18 season. The production is directed by Matthew James Weedman, assistant professor of performance. Scenic design is by Mark Parrott, associate professor of design, and costume design is by Jenn Sheshko Wood, assistant professor of design and production. Lighting design is by Scott Olinger, and sound design is by Almeda Beynon. The production stage manager is Madison Knaack.

Tickets are $16 for adults and free for UNI students with their UNI ID card. Tickets can be purchased from the Strayer-Wood Theatre lobby box office between noon and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The box office opens one hour before curtain time.

For more information, contact Eric Lange, artistic director at the Strayer-Wood Theatre, at 319-273-6833 or eric.lange@uni.edu, call the Strayer-Wood Theatre box office at 319-273-6381 or visit www.uni.edu/theatre/swt.